New Arrivals · Downloadable Audiobooks

November 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Gone too far [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Brockmann, Suzanne.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Deborah Hazlett.
Duration: 18:40:57
Lt. Sam Starrett, one of America's elite warriors, shows up at his ex-wife's home only to discover that his daughter is gone and a woman's body lies brutally murdered on the floor. FBI agent Alyssa Locke, who once was involved with Sam, is assigned to the case, and soon explosive information surfaces that links Sam to an unsolved assassination plot. With her reputation hanging in the balance, Alyssa must arrest a man she believes to be innocent or risk her career. As the attraction between Sam and Alyssa heats up again, neither can predict just how deadly hot this situation is about to become.

Yes please [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Poehler, Amy, 1971- author, narrator
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author, featuring the voices of Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, Eileen Poehler, and William Poehler
Duration: 07:31:09
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey

Titus alone [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Peake, Mervyn.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Simon Vance.
Duration: 07:33:09
A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of the Gormenghast novels, which reign as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At their center is the seventy-seventh earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom. In this third volume, Titus turns against the iron discipline of Gormenghast Castle and sets forth on an uncertain quest?for himself. His pilgrimage leads to encounters with mysteriously omnipotent police and a battle to the death with Veil, a fearsome ogre with a body like whips and a face that moves ?like the shiftings of the gray slime of the pit.? In his quest for independence from his legacy, Titus successfully captures the universal struggle to ?come of age.?

The mark of the midnight manzanilla [electronic resource] : a Pink carnation novel

November 25, 2014
Willig, Lauren, author.
Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Narrator not specified.
Duration: 12:20:24
In the latest Pink Carnation novel from national bestselling author Lauren Willig, rumors spreading among the ton turn deadly as a young couple unites to solve a mystery.... In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the endless parties and balls. With a rampant vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino , it seems no one can speak of anything else. But when Sally hears a rumor that the reclusive Duke of Belliston is an actual vampire, she cannot resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. At a ball in Belliston Square, she ventures across the gardens and encounters the mysterious Duke. Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is well versed in the trouble gossip can bring. He's returned home to dispel the rumors of scandal surrounding his parents' deaths, which hint at everything from treason to dark sorcery. While he searches for the truth, he welcomes his fearsome reputation--until a woman is found dead in Richmond. Her blood drained from her throat. Lucien and Sally join forces to stop the so-called vampire from killing again. Someone managed to get away with killing the last Duke of Belliston. But they won't kill this duke--not if Sally has anything to say about it.

There was a little girl [electronic resource] : the real story of my mother and me

November 25, 2014
Shields, Brooke, 1965- author narrator.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Brooke Shields.
Duration: 12:56:25

Patton at the Battle of the Bulge [electronic resource] : how the general's tanks turned the tide at Bastogne

November 25, 2014
Barron, Leo.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Tom Weiner.
Duration: 12:47:20
"Move all night!" -- The German plan -- The American response -- First contact -- Chaumont -- Flatzbourhof -- Warnach -- Bigonville -- Tintange -- Chaumont II -- Assenois.
Published to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, an Army veteran and historian explores one of the most famous yet little understood clashes of the war that was General Patton's finest hour.

Lock and key [electronic resource] : [a novel]

November 25, 2014
Dessen, Sarah.
New York : Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2008.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Rebecca Soler.
Duration: 11:13:57
When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

Catch a falling star [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Culbertson, Kim A.
New York City : Scholastic Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Erin Spencer, Andrew Eiden.
Duration: 09:55:05
Nothing ever happens in Little, CA, but when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam, except for Carter. That makes her perfect for the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life and get the guy?

The pillars of the earth [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Follett, Ken, author.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by John Lee.
Duration: 40:58:25
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett comes this spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known-and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

The future of God : a practical approach to spirituality for our times [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Chopra, Deepak, author, narrator.
New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Deepak Chopra.
Duration: 09:25:02
From the New York Times Bestselling Author. Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book. He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life. God is in trouble...

Darling beast [electronic resource] : Maiden Lane Series, Book 7

November 25, 2014
Hoyt, Elizabeth, 1970- author.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Duration: 09:41:02

The forgotten [electronic resource] : [a Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novel]

November 25, 2014
Kellerman, Faye.
New York : HarperCollins, 2012.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Barrett Whitener.
Duration: 13:00:02
For the Deckers, Rina and her detective husband Peter, the vandalising of their synagogue is profoundly shocking. Decker soon realises this is not the work of an organised group and, before long, a 17 year old is in custody.

Brief encounters [electronic resource] : conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks

November 25, 2014
Cavett, Dick, author, narrator.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by the author.
Duration: 08:09:52
The former talk-show host and "New York Times" columnist draws on his extensive career to share reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and everyday absurdities.

The Mercedes coffin [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Kellerman, Faye.
New York : HarperCollins, 2008.
1 sound file : digital
Read by George Guidall.
Duration: 10:43:10
A cold case turns red hot, threatening to consume everyone it touches, when a billionaire genius sees similaries between the fifteen-years-ago execution style murder of her favorite teacher, and the recent murder of a Hollywood music producer.

The adventuress [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Beaton, M. C..
Ashland : AudioGO, 2013.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Lindy Nettleton.
Duration: 05:34:58
Followers of the series will notice in this volume some personality changes in the odd assortment of retainers who keep the infamous house at sixty-seven Clarges Street, in London's Mayfair, at the ready for whatever entrepreneur will rent it as a launching pad into the London social season. This time the renters are an unlikely couple, the Goodenoughs, apparently father and daughter, she a great beauty, he silent and mysterious. Their secrets eventually become known to the downstairs troupe, but the indomitable butler Rainberd rallies the support forces. When Emily Goodenough's social gaffes and earthy winsomeness capture the ton's most eligible bachelor, another successful season at the house comes to a close.

Wolves in chic clothing [electronic resource] : [a novel]

November 25, 2014
Karasyov, Carrie, 1972-
New York : Books on Tape, 2006.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Susan Denaker.
Duration: 08:04:14
Julia, a hip, downtown salesgirl at Pelham's jewelry store, finds her social life turned on its head when she is asked to deliver a necklace to the store's young heiress, Lell Pelham, on Lell's wedding day. Beguiled by Julia's earnest cluelessness and her vintage-chic vibe, Lell and her gang adopt Julia, and "Eliza Doolittle" her into passing as the heiress to a posh Park Avenue family fortune, just for a laugh. Dazed by the whirlwind of trust funds, pedigrees, cosmopolitans and penthouses in her new world, Julia is unprepared for the ardent advances of Lell's husband--or the vicious claws her new "friends" develop when they decide Julia is an ingrate, and demote her from society goddess to penniless cling-on with one well-timed editorial. Suddenly, she must return the borrowed couture clothes and try to remember who she was before the body snatching took place.

Murder 101 [electronic resource] : a Decker/Lazarus novel

November 25, 2014
Kellerman, Faye, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Richard Ferrone.
Duration: 13:17:52
While working for the Greenbury Police Department in upstate New York, Peter Decker must draw on his years of experience as a homicide cop when a break-in at the local cemetery leads him into a world of art forgery and murder.

Animal weapons [electronic resource] : the evolution of battle

November 25, 2014
Emlen, Douglas John, 1967-
Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Sean Runnette.
Duration: 07:19:12
Extremes -- Starting small. Camouflage and armor ; Teeth and claws ; Claspers, graspers, and giant jaws -- Triggering the race. Competition ; Economic defensibility ; Duels -- Running its course. Costs ; Reliable signal ; Deterrence ; Sneaks and cheats ; End of the race -- Parallels. Castles of sand and stone ; Ships, planes, and states ; Mass destruction.
In Animal Weapons, Doug Emlen takes us outside the lab and deep into the forests and jungles where he’s been studying animal weapons in nature for years, to explain the processes behind the most intriguing and curious examples of extreme animal weapons—fish with mouths larger than their bodies and bugs whose heads are so packed with muscle they don’t have room for eyes. As singular and strange as some of the weapons we encounter on these pages are, we learn that similar factors set their evolution in motion. Emlen uses these patterns to draw parallels to the way we humans develop and employ our own weapons, and have since battle began. He looks at everything from our armor and camouflage to the evolution of the rifle and the structures human populations have built across different regions and eras to protect their homes and communities. With stunning black and white drawings and gorgeous color illustrations of these concepts at work, Animal Weapons brings us the complete story of how weapons reach their most outsized, dramatic potential, and what the results we witness in the animal world can tell us about our own relationship with weapons of all kinds.

The street [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Petry, Ann.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2013.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Shayna Small.
Duration: 12:47:59
As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

Us : a novel [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Nicholls, David, 1966- author
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Read by David Haig
Duration: 14:09:09
<p>Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce.<p>The timing couldn't be worse..

Remains of innocence [electronic resource] : a Brady novel of suspense

November 25, 2014
Jance, Judith A, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 sound file : digital
Hillary Huber.
Duration: 12:18:23
While investigating two separate cases, Sheriff Joanna Brady must discover if the death of a family friend whose body was found in a limestone cavern is linked to the discovery of a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the house of a hoarder.

Iliad [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Homer, Homer.
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2008.
1 sound file : digital
Read by Anthony Heald.
Duration: 13:34:43
Homer's Iliad can justly be called the world's greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns, the heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion. ?Homer is full of merriment, full of open fun and delicate comedy, even farce?as when Ares, wounded, bursts up to Olympus like a bomb. And the divine family! What a delightful natural party: human beings raised a degree or two, but all the same, funnier than that. They are the comic background for the tragedy below?for the story of Achilles is a tragedy?the fiery conflict of a man divided against himself, who in a few short days drops to the lowest hell of savagery, then rises to self-mastery and inward peace.??W.H.D. Rouse

Red harvest [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Schreiber, Joe, 1969-
New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by John Glover.
Duration: 07:56:13
Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps, Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants. Suddenly her quiet existence among greenhouse and garden specimens is violently destroyed by the arrival of an emissary from Darth Scabrous who seeks the final ingredient in an ancient Sith formula that promises to grant Darth Scabrous his greatest desire: immortality. But at the heart of the formula is a never-before-seen virus that's worse than fatal--it doesn't just kill, it transforms.

The king's privateer [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Lambdin, Dewey.
New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
1 sound file : digital
Read by John Lee.
Duration: 13:17:28
Alan Lewrie heads for Macao, Canton, and the South China Sea. There, battles on land and sea await him, as he faces thousands of savages led by their decadent French masters.

Heart of steel [electronic resource]

November 25, 2014
Brook, Meljean.
New York : Penguin Audio, 2011.
1 sound file : digital
Faye Adele.
Duration: 10:15:54
"Return to the gritty, alluring world of steampunk with the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke. Growing up in the dangerous world of the Iron Seas, the mercenary captain of the airship Lady Corsair, Yasmeen, has learned to keep her hearthard as steel. Ruthless and cunning, her only loyalty is to her ship and her crew-until one man comes along and changes everything...Treasurehunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in the Lady Corsair-just the captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. When it attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco- and straight into enemy hands.

feed —Subscribe to the Downloadable Audiobooks feed .

Fiction

For Teens

For Kids

Media

Electronic Resources

Foreign

Nonfiction

Large Print